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Tools of a Zoombie

Wednesday 16th March 2022, 4.30pm (day 3,856)

Work tools, 16/3/22

Eight and a half hours’ work today — almost all spent in online meetings. Even in the depths of lockdown I did not do such a day. These objects marked the limits of my real world. (Yes, that’s a sticker of Graham Chapman’s face stuck to the Macbook.)

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Tools of Monday

Monday 7th December 2020, 10.35am (day 3,392)

Work at home, 7/12/20

The allocation of Mondays as designated stay-at-home days seems to have become a set pattern. Tools of my particular trade: the Mac, the backup disk, and we are at the time of year where the 2021 diary needs to come to the fore. It ain’t high adventure I know, but at the moment it’s what there is.

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Meta-chronicling

Saturday 15th February 2020, 10.45am (day 3,096)

Old diaries, 15/2/20

Dull photo, but it was a dull day as everyone waited for Storm Dennis to see whether it felt like adding to the misery. But it did not.

This blog is really just an outgrowth of the personal diary I have kept every day since the start of 1984. I raided the archive today, and here are a bunch of the thirty or so volumes of my other auto-chronicle. Is there a word for this urge to record things? Whatever the name of the condition, I have it.

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